Questions to Ask Before Buying Hearing Aids
What Questions Should I Ask Before Buying Hearing Aids?
Making the decision to invest in hearing devices to treat hearing loss is something that is both very personal and takes time to consider the best hearing aid solution for your hearing loss, listening needs, lifestyle and budget.
As Doctors of Audiology, we at Kos/Danchak Audiology have counseled and treated many patients who came to us with similar concerns. The physicians who refer their patients to us know that we will take the time to answer all of your questions and provide the best possible hearing solution for your listening needs. To assist you with this important decision process, please consider the following questions to ask of any potential hearing care provider.
What is your level of education?
What is your level of education?Licensed audiologists are required to have either a doctoral or master level degree in the hearing and balance sciences. At Kos/Danchak, all three of our audiologists have their Doctorate in Audiology and a combined 30 years diagnosing and successfully treating hearing loss. We evaluate hearing loss and are trained to detect medical issues to make referrals when applicable.
What methods do you use to test appropriate amplification?
How long have you been in business?
What style of hearing devices do you fit?
Which style are you recommending and why?
What brands of hearing devices do you fit?
Are batteries provided and if so, for how long?
What services are included in the price of the hearing devices?
Making the decision to move forward with amplification is not a one stop process. It is important to involve family and friends in the process as their perspective is valuable and they also benefit from your ability to hear well again. Over the course of your journey to better hearing, you will have many contacts with the entire office and fitting staff. You should feel confident that we know how to best address your hearing needs, and you should feel that you are treated with respect and dignity. While the style and brand you choose is important, what matters most is the provider you choose!
The services I've received at Kos/Danchak changed my whole world. I can now hear again. The special interest that Dr. Danchak places in her patients is truly remarkable. I am grateful to have been referred to her by a friend."
I can now hear every word my grandkids say. In a crowded place I am able to hear people across the table."
I was amazed by the difference in my hearing abilities. I just wished I would have done it sooner. The staff was very friendly and provided straight-forward answers to any questions I had."
Our experience with Kos/Danchak spans many years. We know that we can depend on receiving excellent service - in appointments, waiting time in office and clear, helpful information about our specific needs. On every visit we experience the caring professionalism that gives us confidence to know we are in good, caring hands for betting hearing."
Prior to obtaining hearing aids, I was almost always asking whomever I was with to repeat themselves. Plus, whenever watching TV, I needed the volume much higher than was comfortable with fellow TV watchers. I no longer have to try to lipread what people are saying. My experience with Kos/Danchak has been excellent."
So very nice to find a business that cares about their customers in such a professional, courteous and friendly way in this world today. From their office staff to my audiologist, everyone deserves an A 5 plus. Thank you Kos/Danchak for a wonderful hearing experience and improvement."
They did a great job and they handled everything very professionally. They did all the tests needed, they checked and rechecked everything, and they were very friendly."
They got me in right away. My audiologist was very knowledgable and thorough. I would recommend Kos/Danchak to anyone having concerns about their hearing."
They performed the best hearing tests that I ever had. Staff is friendly and remember to call you by your name when they see you. The products they supply are truly cutting edge technology."
A very pleasant experience all the way around! Staff is friendly and professional, and Dr. Danchak was very thorough, and seemed to be very engaged with me on what I needed, what was available, and then helping me make a practical decision."
Thanks for helping me with my hearing aid insurance and getting me fit correctly. It is so nice to be able to hear again!"